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The 11 Best Farmers Markets in Austin, According to Locals

By Landing | Mar 26, 2024
Local lettuce at the Sunset Valley Farmers' Market, one of the best farmers' markets in Austin.

Explore the 11 best farmers markets in Austin and learn about what you can find at each. There’s something for every foodie, music lover, and shopper.

There’s no better way to explore Austin than by getting to know its flavors, crafts, and people. Visiting the city’s farmers’ markets ticks off all of those boxes. 

This Texan city has a particularly vibrant market culture — experiencing one is just about as Austin as live music or barbecue restaurants. Even if you’re only in town for a few days, a stop at one of these best farmers’ markets in Austin should be at the top of your list. 

Why Visit Austin’s Local Farmers’ Markets?

When you hear the term “farmers’ market,” you might think of tables full of fresh vegetables and overall-clad sellers who only take cash. While this image does describe some of the scene, Austin farmers’ markets have much more to offer. Expect to encounter artisan goods (like art and jewelry), food stalls, and even musicians. Plus, most stalls accept credit and debit cards.

Farmers’ markets have goods and experiences you just won’t find anywhere else, especially in a city like Austin. You can’t pick up a niche homemade cheese at a major supermarket chain — and even if you could, you wouldn’t meet the people who created it. By striking up conversations with farmers and sellers, you learn this central Texas city on a deeper level and show your support for locals’ work, whether by clapping along to live music or spending on goods that are uniquely Austin

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11 Farmers’ Markets in Austin You Don’t Want to Miss

Austin’s rich farmers’ market offering has so much to choose from that it’s hard to know where to start. But the following list of Austin’s top 11 spots will direct you to one that aligns best with your interests. There’s something for everyone — from ice cream seekers to craft hunters to carnivores looking for the perfect cut. 

1. Sustainable Food Center (SFC) Farmers’ Market Downtown

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

Location: Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe Street

Calling all sustainable shoppers and home chefs — this downtown Austin farmers’ market has one of the richest agricultural offerings in the city. Find everything you need to prep a farm-to-table meal, from pasture-raised meat to seasonal fruits and veggies.

Even if you’re not planning on picking up groceries, the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown is worth the visit. Munch on delicious deserts (including homemade flan) or a fresh bagel, and stick around for a cooking demo or musical performance on the lawn of the downtown Austin park the market calls home.

2. SFC Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

Location: Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road

South Austinites have quick access to another SFC farmers’ market, located in Sunset Valley. This sprawling market features a unique Taste the Place sampling booth and Imagination Playground Station for little ones. Plus, there’s never a Saturday without live music. 

Among the produce and prepared goods at the sprawling SFC Farmers’ Market Sunset Valley, you’ll find microgreens, honey, and dressings — everything you need for a healthy and delicious dinner.

3. Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller

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Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays 

Location: 2006 Philomena Street

This Sunday Austin farmers’ market is so beloved that it outgrew its original location at the Browning Hangar and took up a new home at Mueller’s Branch Park Pavilion. The Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller is now an indoor, 20,000-square-foot local shopping extravaganza. 

This market has all the agricultural trappings you might expect to find — and it’s a brunch hotspot. Chow down on everything from delectable empanadas to fresh seafood at the many prepared food stands. The market is pet-friendly, so bring the dog on your Sunday morning culinary route.

4. Boggy Creek Farm Market

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Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday

Location: 3414 Lyons Road 

Boggy Creek Farm isn’t just a market — it’s an urban farm. Get your groceries straight from the source at this East Austin outpost that’s been around for over 30 years.

Boggy Creek Farm Market features fresh-laid eggs and vegetables grown on-site, as well as goods like mushrooms, cheese, and meat from neighboring producers. In line with its ethical, sustainable vibe, this market doesn’t give out plastic produce bags, so be sure to bring reusable ones when you shop. 

5. Barton Creek Farmers’ Market

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

Location: 2901 South Capital of Texas Highway

You might not expect to find one of the most spectacular Austin farmers’ markets at a shopping center. But thanks to its location at the Barton Creek Mall, the Barton Creek Farmers’ Market features free parking and all the amenities you need for a delightful afternoon. 

This market offers a range of farm-grown delights, like Texas peaches, holistically raised meats, and local pecans. You can also pick up a loaf of the almost too-pretty-to-eat Jinx bread if you get to this Saturday Austin farmers’ market before the popular vendor runs out. 

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6. Green Gate Farms Market

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays

Location: 8310 Canoga Avenue 

The Green Gate Farms Market is a certified organic family farm in East Austin. Volunteers can lend a hand, join the garden club, or take a yoga class with their neighbors, making this community-based farm a great way to get to know people in the area.

On Saturdays, Green Gate opens the doors of its big red barn to shoppers seeking flowers, produce, and herbs. You also find fresh-laid eggs, bulk grains, and even pottery. 

7. Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

Location: 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park

If you’re looking for vegetable variety, this is arguably the best farmers’ market in Austin. It’s home to over 90 vendors — most of which are agricultural producers located within 150 miles of the site.

After you’ve stocked up on veggies, pick up unique proteins, like duck eggs and fresh gulf fish. Get some bison or venison treats for your furry friend, too, and stay for some live music. You’ll also have the chance to participate in the Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline’s community composting program, so don’t forget to bring your vegetable scaps along.

8. Lone Star Farmers’ Market

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Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays (Bee Cave) and every first and third Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Steiner Ranch)

Location: 12709 N Mopac Expy (Bee Cave) and Cups and Cones Shopping Center, North Quinlan Park Road (Steiner Ranch)

Lone Star Farmers’ Market located at Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, might not be heavy on produce, but it’s chock full of other treats — from French pastries to hand-crafted soap. This market is a must for visitors seeking souvenirs, with unique local jewelry, crafts, and homemade Wagyu jerky that make great gifts for others (or yourself). 

No visit to this North Austin farmers’ market is complete without stopping by the food stalls for a breakfast sandwich or scoop of gelato. And if you didn’t get enough of the Lone Star Farmers’ Market on your Bee Cave visit, check out the newer Steiner Ranch location, too. 

9. Good Shepherd Farmers’ Market

Stand of fruits and vegetables at the farmers' market

Hours: Irregular, but typically 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, depending on the season

Location: 3201 Windsor Road

This niche farmers’ market in the Tarrytown’s Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd’s parking lot features local crafts (like bouquets), coffee, and typical market produce. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon snacking on treats in the shade of oak trees, taking in live music. Good Shepherd Farmers’ Market has irregular hours and dates, so be sure to check before hopping in the car.

10. Pedernales Farmers’ Market

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Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays

Location: 23526 Texas Highway 71 West, Spicewood

The Pedernales Farmers’ Market is a must for foodies seeking the best of local fare. Explore organic and sustainable take-home goods like pasture-raised meats, nitrate-free sausages, and one-of-a-kind seasonings. Walk around with a tasty bite, like a made-to-order crepe or smoothie.

This market is also great for picking up a local gift. Find handmade soaps and Mexican textiles, wood and leather crafts, and herbal tinctures, just to name a few of its many offerings. 

11. Buda Farmers’ Market

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays (downtown) or 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (uptown)

Location: 121 North Main Street (downtown) or 767 Main Street (uptown), Buda

Head to Buda on the Austin city limits for a farmers’ market with a small-town feel. Local farmers, ranchers, and artisans gather at the Buda Farmers’ Market on a charming Main Street strip to offer high-quality goods — like eggs, pastries, and single-origin coffee. Condiment fans can find a whole range of olive oils, salsas, and jams as well. 

The Buda Market has a weekend market downtown and a weekday market uptown, so there’s an option to fit every schedule.

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Landing’s flexible lease dates make it easy to stay in town on your terms, so you’ll never have to rush out before you’ve seen every market on your list. Learn more about Landing memberships and start looking forward to your Austin farm-to-table finds.